On 1 August 2016 at 17:37, Marc-Andre <marc(a)uberbox.org> wrote:
We need to find a long-term view to a solution. I
don't mean just keeping
old versions of the software around - that would be of limited help. It's
be an interesting nightmare to try to run early versions of phase3 nowadays,
and probably require managing to make a very very old distro work and
finding the right versions of an ancient apache and PHP. Even *building*
those might end up being a challenge... when is the last time you saw a
working egcs install? I shudder how nigh-impossible the task might be 100
years from now.
oh god yes. I'm having this now, trying to revive an old Slash
installation. I'm not sure I could even reconstruct a box to run it
without compiling half of CPAN circa 2002 from source.
Suggestion: set up a copy of WMF's setup on a VM (or two or three),
save that VM and bundle it off to the Internet Archive as a dated
archive resource. Do this regularly.